Your air conditioning is an important part of living comfortably and safely in North Carolina. When your unit breaks during extreme summer temperatures, you need quality repairs quickly. Whether you need repair, maintenance, or a complete replacement, our team at Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air provides the best professional services in western North Carolina.
Air Conditioner Repair
At Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are available 24/7 for all your AC repair emergencies. Our mission is to keep you safe and comfortable. Our AC repair services cover all the most common types of units and components, including:
Air handlers: These are the most complex air conditioning units and contain many moving pieces. They work by passing the air over an AC coil and then into the vents of your HVAC system.
Fan coils: This version of the air conditioner is much simpler than an air handler. It only uses a fan and a coil to cool the air. You typically find them in commercial HVAC systems.
Evaporative coils: These coils expel the heat generated by the air conditioner and allow the cool air to move through the system. Every unit has one, and they’re essential for proper functioning.
Condensing units: Condensing units cool the refrigerant and turn it from a gas into a liquid. They’re a universal air conditioner component and complicated to repair.
No matter the complexity of the repair, our technicians can find a solution and promptly return your home to comfortable temperatures.
Air Conditioner Replacement
Eventually, all air conditioners break beyond repair, and our team can be there during times of need with our 24/7 emergency services. We can install a newer, more energy-efficient model quickly to get you feeling cool once again. What determines if you need a new air conditioner? Here are a few factors to consider before AC replacement:
Age: Depending on how well you maintain them, air conditioners can last anywhere between ten and 20 years. If your unit is at least 15 years old, it will likely need replacing soon.
Frequent repairs: As your unit ages, it needs more frequent repairs. If the cost of the repairs exceeds what you’d spend on a new unit, it’s time to upgrade.
High energy bills: Newer air conditioners are more energy-efficient than old ones. If you notice your air conditioner running less efficiently or your energy bill keeps increasing, a new model saves you money in the long run.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
The best way to keep your air conditioner efficient and effective is by scheduling routine AC maintenance. Air conditioning maintenance allows a Ward PH&A technician to examine all aspects of your AC unit for underlying malfunctions and needed repairs. This preventative service can extend the life of your unit, lower utility bills, and improve indoor air quality. During maintenance, your HVAC professional will perform the following tasks:
Check and replace the air filter.
Confirm proper refrigerant levels
Verify electrical connections
Ensure your thermostat is set correctly and working
Lubricate moving parts
Clean drain line
Depending on the type of air conditioner your home utilizes can determine exact maintenance tasks performed. We recommend scheduling AC maintenance at least once a year, preferably in the spring, to ensure your system is prepared for the summer!
Call Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air For All Your Air Conditioner Needs
Do you need help with your air conditioning system? Our Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air team is here to help around the clock. We find solutions to every problem, no matter how simple or complex. Call us today at 828-785-4912 to book an appointment!
Repair or Replace Calculator
Calculator for the $5,000 rule
The $5,000 rule is an industry accepted rule for determining whether to repair or replace an HVAC system. Multiply the age of your equipment by its estimated repair cost. If the outcome is under $5,000, you should probably repair. If over $5,000, you should replace.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as general guideline only. Please contact Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air directly to assure you are making the best decisions about your HVAC system.
Give us a call at 828-586-WARD to schedule your service or estimate.